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Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942
Gunner with .30 cal. machine gun in U.S. Navy aircraft, Naval Air Base, Corpus Christi, TX. August 1942.

Today in WW II: 16 Sep 1940 Selective Training and Service Act of 1940 signed by Pres. Roosevelt, beginning the military draft of US men aged 21-36.  More 
16 Sep 1941 German encirclement of Soviet forces in Kiev completed, to be followed by ruthless German attacks to annihilate the trapped Red Army troops.
16 Sep 1943 Malaya Zemlya enclave of Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea, after holding out against Wehrmacht for 225 days, liberated by the Red Army.
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USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005
USMC 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, Camp Lejeune, NC, loading an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank onto a US Navy Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC) for transport to a dock landing ship as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Eight (ESG-8), 5 November 2005.

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US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet, Strike Fighter Squadron 41 (VFA-41), Black Aces, Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA, conducts a mission over the Persian Gulf, AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles on the wingtips, 13 September 2005.

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A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981
A Marine uses a forklift to tow an M-151A2 jeep from a railroad flatcar to a cargo ship loading area, Marine Amphibious Brigade, Wilmington, NC, 5 September 1981.

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